Monday, October 5, 2009

One million dollars!

As an award that is... Express Scripts has reportedly put up $1M to anyone who can provide information leading to the arrest of those responsible. Apparently the thieves wanted to get the most from the stolen data - sell it to the highest bidder or extort Express Scripts to keep it safe!

Looks like extortion is the new black- from talk show hosts to stolen data! Be interesting to see where this takes the industry. But my question is - is this extortion because the criminals do not have a market demand for the stolen data? If it has a ready market, why bother with extortion?

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